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Jetmore, Kansas

Jetmore, Kansas

The friendly, community of Jetmore has been in existence since 1882. In 1879 when the county votes were being collected for designating the county seat, Jetmore was then entered as a little town named Buckner. Buckner won but, it was not until a court decision, in an action brought by A.B. Jetmore and T.S. Haun, ordered a recount of votes and a declaration of election that the commissioners finally acted. It is not certain why the name of Jetmore was given to the former town of Buckner. The Hauns filed their plat of Jetmore under that name on March 25, 1882. The name of the post office had already been changed. A record of commissioners' proceedings of the period shows a bill for $200 presented by Mr. Jetmore for services in the court action above recorded. Perhaps the name was given in recognitions of services rendered but uncompensated. After all, who would not consider it worth two hundred dollars to have a town named for him?

A railroad came to Jetmore in 1887, but was discontinued in 2004. The first eighty years of Jetmore's life was rough and rugged, as the people stood up to cattle wars, vigilantes, prairie fires, blizzards, and droughts.


Hodgeman County has 33,118 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Buckner Valley Park

Buckner Valley Park is located five and one-half miles west of Jetmore on Buckner Creek. The original dam site on the Buckner Creek was built through the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Jetmore, KS Recreation

Jetmore City Lake

Jetmore City Lake, three miles west and one and one-half south of Jetmore, is located on Spring Creek. The lake is popular for camping, fishing, bird watching, boating, water skiing, beach volleyball, swimming and hiking. Rolling grassland surrounds the area with the bluffs in the background.

Jetmore, KS Recreation

Hodgeman State Lake & Wildlife Area

Hodgeman State Lake & Wildlife Area is located 4 miles east of Jetmore on Highway 156, then 2 miles south. The State Lake measures 87 acres, which are periodically dry. When water is present the lake is stocked. The Wildlife Area encompasses 254

Jetmore, KS Recreation

Haun Museum

The Haun Museum is located in the first house on the townsite of Jetmore. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was built in 1879, by T.S. Haun, the founder of Jetmore, then called Buckner. Mr. Haun edited the first newspaper in Jetmore, The Buckner Independent

Jetmore, KS Museums

Point of Rocks Prairie Landmark

The Point of Rocks landmark is located eight miles south of Jetmore on US 283, 6.75 miles east and 1.5 miles north. Before the settlement of the area, the 'point of rocks'

Jetmore, KS Landmarks

Things to do near Jetmore, KS

Ashland Driving Tour

Tours of wildflowers, 314 homes built before 1920, ghost towns, hunting sites, nature, geological sights, trail rides and ear...